I <3 My New Steam Link and So Can You!

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by mistersprinkles, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting.

    The streaming was pretty cool, although game support for the ps4 controller was a bit off, at least in rocket league. Stable enough experience to play ranked though.

    Might have to finagle with it more, although kind of disappointed the wireless Xbox one receiver didn't work out of the box
     
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    I got my PS3 controller connected to it pretty easily.
     
  3. C4C

    C4C Well-Known Member

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    I've though about picking up a 3rd party PS3 controller. Only $13.32 on Walmart.com.. Worth it to buy an actual DualShock for like $10 more?
     
  4. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    I have always found official controllers to feel better in the hand vs 3rd party. Case in point is the Steelseries "XBOX" controller my buddy got for Christmas. It sucks.
     
  5. Geoff

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    I got mine delivered yesterday too, got it setup and running over wireless and from a few minutes with it I didn't notice any lag. I need to figure out my controller situation, I have an Xbox 360 wireless controller but whenever I turn it on it pairs with my Xbox, so I'm not sure how to configure it with the Steam link just yet. I may end up getting a wireless keyboard/mouse instead though.
     
  6. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    This may be of use :)

    http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_compatible_controllers_with_Steam_Link
     
  7. Geoff

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  8. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    I can't believe this thread made like 5 people buy Steam Links...
     
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  9. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    Does this thing support 5.1 sound? I got an android box for Christmas running Kodi, I set it to 5.1 under settings but it still is only 2.0. I would rather have this thing if it can stream my pc games and run kodi.

    You should of put an affiliate link, but I think that's against the forum rules.
     
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  10. mistersprinkles

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    I have no idea.

    Also, it's worth mentioning that I get this weird sort of squeal out of my soundbar on my livingroom TV which is connected via optical to the TV itself when I play certain high frequency sounds from the steam link be they youtube, a game, etc. This does not happen with TV antenna or bluray sources with this soundbar... so something is screwy. I have not been able to iron out the problem.
     
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  11. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    I have a Samsung soundbar connected through optical to my Samsung TV. I have not experienced this issue.
     
  12. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    Ok I figured it out. I had my gaming PC's audio output set to 44100Hz 16 bit. Apparently the steam link, she no like. I set it to 48000Hz and now my audio artifacting is not present. Nice.

    Have any of you people who bought a Steam Link recently had any luck getting controllers to work on the steam link for non steam games? I'm trying to stream watch dogs 2 (which I have on Uplay. I got it for free when I bought my GPU) but my controller acts like a mouse in that game and will not function to control the dude in the game for walking/driving etc. I can't play. Very frustrating.
     

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